Featured Chicken & Waffles

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TIF, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Very interesting coin @TIF - I'm feeling hungry this morning and I have some Eggo waffles in the freezer. Hmmm...I'm becoming inspired!
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  3. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    I think @TypeCoin971793 may be right about the reverse design weakening the die. When you have cuts in the face of a piece of metal that run off the edge of the face you are just asking for it to fracture along those lines.

    A full die face all the way around with a design incused into the middle would be much stronger.

  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Yes, I like the "banana bread" eggo waffles, with melted butter and buckwheat honey:happy: Sometimes when i run out of my homemade cinnamon buns I go for the eggo waffles....
    sample of my cinnamon buns, I eat 4 for breakfast, yummy. IMG_1217.JPG
  5. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    I’m begging you all, CT members, please stop posting pictures of waffles ..........
  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Excellent coin and writeup @TIF
    Never seen that before, very interesting investigations ant theories about the "why a reverse design" to be created at first.

    Your reverse reminds me of a (much) later reverse featuring a kind of waffle design, but on the sail of a galley made for naval battle


    Bigus Dickus would have called that a naval waffle I guess :D

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  7. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    You think its funny when I say that name?

    You know I have a good fweind in Wome named Bigus Dickus...

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  8. onecenter

    onecenter Member

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  9. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed the numismatic and culinary approach here - two of my favorite things. Until TIF came along, I never made the connection - thanks, TIF!

    Not ancient, but the waffles topic gives me a chance to show off what must be my best eBay purchase ever, a Scottish counterstamp on an Spanish American 8 reales that has been cancelled with a waffle pattern. I got it for $22.50; the seller apparently just considered it damaged, but Scottish counterstamps like this are quite scarce (and normally way outside of my budget):

    Scotland - McFie cm on 1797 8 R ed.jpg

    The counterstamp on this coin is from the Scottish firm of McFie Lindsay & Co. Greenock. On the reverse, the counterstamp has been cancelled with a grille (or waffle!) pattern, which has the effect of obliterating most of the obverse counterstamp. Here is what is visible of the counterstamp:

    Obverse: “McFIE” and the “G” in Greenock
    Reverse: “McFIE” and “LIN” of Lindsay, “GRE” of Greenock

    Host coin is a Mexico 1797 FM 8 reales.

    This countermark is well-documented. According to a Stack’s auction listing, this is “Manville 57…described at length on page 112 of H.E. Manville, Tokens of the Industrial Revolution, Foreign Silver Countermarked for use in Great Britain, C. 1787-1828.”
  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Dammit! I didn't realize how cool this coin was! :banghead: :D

    Spreading the design all the way to the edges doesn't move the metal where you want it: in the centre. Yours has a better strike than most, congrats!! Great coin. (And the prices just went up...)
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Oh, MAN, just like what we make in North Carolina of PURE YUM! Shrimp and Grits!

  12. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Interesting thoughts!
    You did not mention Etruscan coins with flat reverses. @Alegandron can post a few of his.
    I have used framing hammers with a waffle head (the pic below says milled). They make an interesting pattern on your thumb when you miss the nail. The waffle pattern holds nails and lets you use lots of force. You might have a problem with the waffle pattern showing on the obverse.
    Hammer-Milled vs Waffle.jpg
  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter


    Etruria, Populonia (pronounced Fufluna)
    2-½ asses , AR 0.85 g
    3rd century BCE
    Obv: Radiate female head r.; behind, IIC (retrograde).
    Rev: Blank.
    Ref: EC 104 (misdescribed, Female head with an Attic helmet). Historia Numorum Italy 179.
    NAC Comment: Of the highest rarity, apparently only the SECOND specimen known. British museum is where the 2nd one resides.
  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..o for the life of Brian...9_9..>< (now i gotta watch it again:))
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  15. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    What is so special about the cheesemakers?

    Its a metaphor representing all makers of dairy products!

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  16. I_v_a_n

    I_v_a_n Well-Known Member

    Hi TIF!
    In my new research (for this moment in russian, sorry...) I have connect a "random" lines reverces with a private lydian stamps, one example of which made in terracota was founded at domestic Sardes district in VII BC context...

  17. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    found my framing hammer looking for a different hammer today, you can put marks on nails and thumbs 20190221_120248.jpg
  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Chicken and waffle combo....that is a great little coin @TIF ! I don't have much in the waffle field for ancients, I do have several modern coins with a "waffle" edge. Not sure what the point was on these copper coins if it wasn't just decorative.



    Russia, I have a few Russian coins from the 18th century with this pattern on the edge.


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  20. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    (Dark meat) chicken and (Belgian) waffles...

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  21. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    I live in the South, but I've never understood why someone would combine chicken and waffles, but that coin could change my mind @TIF
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